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amaurotic

 [am″aw-rot´ik]
pertaining to, or of the nature of, amaurosis.
amaurotic familial idiocy former name for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.

am·au·rot·ic

(am-aw-rot'ik),
Relating to or suffering from amaurosis.

amaurotic

See amaurosis.

am·au·rot·ic

(am'aw-rot'ik)
Relating to or suffering from amaurosis.

amaurotic

pertaining to, or of the nature of, amaurosis.

amaurotic familial idiocy
a group of hereditary disorders in humans characterized by cerebromacular degeneration, blindness, progressive dementia, and progressive and unremitting paralysis. The term has been applied to ceroid lipofuscinosis in English setters and Chihuahuas which have very similar clinical features.
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and Gordon Holmes 1925 "The Histology of Juvenile Amaurotic Idiocy.
McHenry, Junius Hardin 1917 "Clinical report of nine cases of amaurotic family idiocy.
1933 "The lipoid degenerative diseases; discussion of infantile amaurotic family idiocy (Tay-Sachs' disease) and essential lipoid histiocytosis (Niemann-Pick's disease) report of case of each type in gentiles'.
1903 "On amaurotic family idiocy; a disease chiefly of the gray matter of the central nervous system.